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The Nepal Himalaya a different approach!

Everest Summit Lodges

Everest Summit Lodges has redefined trekking and touring in the Nepal Himalaya with eight high-quality lodges. All lodges have been constructed with a strong awareness for protection of the environment, local culture and people. Exceptional locations offer fantastic mountain scenery be it in the Kathmandu Valley, in the heart of the Khumbu or the rugged terrain of Mustang. All keep close to our concept of avoiding crowded trails, yet lie close to the natural beauty of their environment.

ll our programs have been tried, tested and highly appreciated by clients from all over the world. Our guides are trained in all safety aspects of trekking and have many years of experience in leading and taking good care of the needs of each of our guests. Trek itineraries are well planned to bring you the very best of walking trails and cultural insights along the way. A highlight of each trip could be the inclusion of an Everest summiteer, to share with you his personal grand adventure stories over high tea or at dinner time.

At every lodge, comfortably furnished rooms with en suite facilities, traditional style and local hospitality await you. Solar power provides eco-friendly hot showers and warm electric blankets, while colonial conveniences such as hot water bottles in comfortable beds revitalize you for the next day. The personnel are hardy boys and girls, native to the region, at home with the surroundings and always ready to serve with a traditionally warm Nepali smile. Despite often harsh conditions, our kitchen staff churns out a creative range of delicacies to suit the most discerning palate! Leave your troubles behind along with all unnecessary gear like tents and sleeping bags and come, experience the majestic grandeur of the Himalayas in the painless comfort of a well-organised trip, chosen from the range of our programs on offer.

HAATIBAN RESORT (1,852m)

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Sited on a breezy, pine-forested ridge, seemingly far removed from the hustle and bustle of the city, Haatiban Resort is just a 15 kilometer drive from downtown Kathmandu. Nestled on pine-clad hills, Haatiban offers the best views of the valley below and the snow-capped mountains beyond. Day hikes to Champa Devi (2,278m) to acclimatize and the two pilgrimage towns of Pharping and Dakshinkali, Buddhist and Hindu places of worship, are highlights of the stay.

 

 

EVEREST SUMMIT LODGE, LUKLA (2,743m)

Lukla, the gateway to Mt. Everest, lies at 2,743 m (9,000ft). Our lodge is most conveniently located directly opposite the airport. Spacious rooms, a lovely sunny garden and traditional interiors make for a very warm welcome to guests arriving in the Khumbu. Taken an excursion to the nearby village of Bom, just below at 9,600 ft/3,000m, with a view looking down towards Lukla and the very interesting airport is an option for guests spending their first night in Lukla.

 

 

 

EVEREST SUMMIT LODGE, MONJO (2,850m)

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Located at an altitude of 2,850 meters in the quaintly picturesque valley of Monjo, our lodge is a comfortable five hour walk from the domestic airport of Lukla, the gateway to the Everest country. The lodge overlooks the village and the narrow Dudh Koshi valley. Thamserku Himal (6,608m)

 

 

 

EVEREST SUMMIT LODGE, TASHINGA (3,450 m)

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This lodge has the most wonderful location as it is sited amidst pine forests overlooking the Dudh Koshi valley with breathtaking views of Ama Dablam, Thamserku, the Taboche Peak and Khumbila, said to be the spiritual abode of the patron demigod of the Khumbu region. Day excursions to the famous Sherpa monastery of Tengboche, or to Mong Hill, and the village of Phortse can be made from the lodge.

rising high up behind the lodge serves as a dreamlike backdrop. An excursion to Thachok hill (3,000m) and an extra night at Monjo is usually planned for the purpose of acclimatizing at the beginning stage of the trek.

 

EVEREST SUMMIT LODGE, MENDE (3,700m)

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Perched almost 3,000 meters above the Thamo and Thame valleys, the lodge has the most awesome views of the surrounding mountains like Kongde Ri, Thamserku, Kang Taiga, Kusum Kangru and Khumbila. With a monastery and a few monks as year-

round neighbours, Mende has an amazing sense of tranquility and peace. Located just off the main trail between Namche Bazar and Thame, the frontier to the Tibetan Plateau separated only by the 5,741 meter Nangpa La pass. Mende has been described by many of our guests as ’one of a kind.’

 

 

PANGBOCHE (3,985m)

Pangboche is located literally at the lap of the Ama Dablam mountain (6,865m) and often described as one of the most beautiful mountains on earth! The scenic surrounding, Everest to the north, Ama Dablam,

Thamserku, Kangtaiga to the east, the Kongde range to the south and the Imjatse River flowing through the wide fertile valley all combine to make this village a truly special place. Day excursions to the base camp of Ama Dablam and the Sano Taboche meadows are highlights of the stay here. Our quaint lodge is located right in the middle of all this glory.

ANNAPURNA SUMMIT LODGE, KAGBENI (2,810m)

Kagbeni, the “Door to the Kingdom of Mustang”, a passage to the mystic pilgrimage site of Muktinath , an

ancient village that still retains its mediaeval charm. Our lodge is a typical, traditional house located in the middle of the village and facing the year round snow clad peak of Mt. Nilgiri. While providing for the required level of comfort in the rooms and other facilities, the authenticity of the building has been maintained throughout the lodge.

SUMMIT VILLAGE LODGE, LAKHURI

The lush temperate and tranquil beauty of south east Kathmandu Valley is home to Summit Village Lodge that lies perched at Risal

Danda just below Lakhuri Bhanjyang. The lodge is centered around a traditional Nepali house overlooking a spectacular vista of the snowcapped mountains presenting some breathtaking views. Walks to nearby villages across lush verdant hills and experience the local culture at its best.

SUMMIT RIVER LODGE, THEYWATAR

The Summit River Lodge is our latest venture into the middle hills of the Nepal Himalaya. The lodge lies on the banks of the Trishuli River, 100km from Kathmandu or Pokhara, making it equidistant from both these centers of Nepalese tourism. The lodge of just seven rooms, clusters around a colonial-style bungalow that sits on a ridge amidst tropical forested middle hills, sloping down to the sand beaches of the river. Forest cascade down the hillsides, enclosing tiny settlements of aboriginal tribes. Accommodation is simple, but comfortable, plenty of space to relax in private, read, meditate and enjoy the clean clear air and the soothing ripple of the Trishuli’s water flowing below. Guests are housed in two rooms in the two buildings all en suite with hot and cold showers. For the nature enthusiast, there are walks into the hills behind to visit the village homes of the Chepang and Magar tribes along a winding gorge along a boulder-strewn stream, with cascades of pollution free springs falling into crystal pools, make an excursion to check out the pilgrimage site of Manakamana or just put your feet up and unwind!

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